Show your support for brain tumour support
at the Great Manchester Run
There are over 55,000 people living in the UK battling a brain tumour. You can help us to help these people by taking part in the 2014 Great Manchester Run - reputedly the nation's biggest and best 10k race.
The nation's favourite 10k running event, the Bupa Great Manchester Run, has seen over a quarter of a million enthusiastic runners pound the streets of Manchester since its first staging in 2003. And now you can take part with team brainstrust, for UK brain tumour patients and carers.
First held in May 2003, the run was created as a legacy event following the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The Bupa Great Manchester Run has since grown into a weekend festival of sport, including mini and junior events and the Great CityGames http://www.greatcitygames.org/ – a unique elite event that consistently brings together some of the world's top sprinters on a purpose built track in the heart of the city centre.
The Great Manchester Run - the course
The Bupa Great Manchester Run is staged over a course of 10km, which has been officially measured and certified.
The start line is on Portland Street near the junction with Oxford Street while the finish line is on Deansgate.
There is an Aqua-Pura water station on the course just before the 5km marker, just past Old Trafford. Other facilities for runners include the “run-through" shower just before the end of Trafford Wharf Road at around the 6.5km point.
In addition, there will be several Bands on the Run positions throughout the course to ensure runners received that all-important musical boost at regular intervals.
You can see the Great Manchester Run course below, or download a higher resolution version from the event's official site, here.
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